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CEBs: Transitioning from the MDGs to the SDGs 27.01.2017

This report synthesizes the main lessons learned from the MDG Reviews conducted by the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) between April 2013 and November 2015. The exercise, which brought together United Nations and World Bank Group staff, summarized the country situation, identified bottlenecks to attainment, and suggested potential solutions in 16 countries and 1 subregion. Many of the observations and proposed solutions could prove useful in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

CEBs: UN System Procurement Statistics 15.06.2016

This section presents statistics produced by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), on behalf of the United Nations system of organizations to provide detailed information covering the spectrum of United Nations procurement activities. Procurement is defined as the acquisition through purchase or lease of real property, goods or other products (including intellectual property), works or services.

CEB: Accelerating implementation of the Millennium Development Goals 23.02.2017

The Millennium Development Goals galvanized an unprecedented global effort to meet the needs of the world’s poorest. Yet, despite substantial gains, many countries are struggling to meet one or more of the goals by the target date of 2015. With the Millennium Development Goal deadline rapidly approaching, CEB decided at its second regular session of 2012 to include a review of the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals at each of its forthcoming sessions through 2015.

HLCP: Mechanisms for technology transfer 23.02.2017

Scaling up financing to contribute to demonstration, deployment, and transfer of low-carbon technologies with a significant potential for long-term greenhouse gas emission savings.

CEB: Enabling environments 23.02.2017

Transforming markets through testing, development and establishment of new technologies; promoting the development of markets for energy efficient technologies and development of International Standards on Energy Management.

CEB: Funding and operational activities 23.02.2017

Assisting developing countries in their effort to reduce emissions from REDD through the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility by building capacities for REDD activities and testing a program of performance based incentive payments in pilot countries...

CEB: Assistance with national planning and capacity building 23.02.2017

Development of a strategic framework for action on forests and climate change through the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) to assist countries in using forests...

CEB: Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) 23.02.2017

The FCPF provides a global partnership forum for developing and industrialized countries to build capacity for REDD while piloting and testing performance-based incentives in 30 countries (25 of which already selected).

HLCP: Mobilize new and innovative concessional finance 23.02.2017

A new Climate Investment Funds portfolio with an expected capitalization of some US$ 6 billion, to build on progress made by many of the developing countries

CEB: Support to pilot innovative sources of finance and market mechanisms 23.02.2017

Development of a voluntary global financial mechanism/portfolio approach/forest financing framework for all types of forests to support the implementation of the Non-Legally Binding Instrument on All Types of Forests and the achievement of the Global objectives on Forests.

HLCP: Support to leverage finance for energy efficiency and renewable energy 23.02.2017

Mobilizing funds for greater energy access and security, energy efficiency and clean energy development projects in over 100 countries.

CEB: Support to leverage private sector investment in activities addressing climate change 23.02.2017

Facilitating finance sector engagement in climate mitigation by building financier capacity and awareness, lowering the costs and barriers of initial transactions, and supporting the development of new financial products that accelerate adoption of climate technologies and markets.

CEB: Support for development and access to carbon markets 23.02.2017

Developing the capacity of low-income countries to access the CDM through the Nairobi Framework

CEB: Support for access to financing by developing countries 23.02.2017

Strengthening national capacity in developing countries to assess investment and financial flows to address climate change.

CEB: Capacity Building in Reducing Emissions from Deforestation in Developing Countries 23.02.2017

UN-REDD Programme

Cooperating agencies: FAO, UNDP, UNEP, World Bank Group

CEB: Capacity Building in Technology Transfer 23.02.2017

Supporting education, training, information exchange, best practices and national strategy initiatives related to the development and applications of renewable energy adapted to local needs and facilitating access to state-of-the-art technologies.

CEB: Capacity Building in Finance/Mitigation 23.02.2017

Assisting developing countries to improve their level of participation in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM); building the foundation for pro-poor ecosystem service markets to achieve impacts of scale in Africa.

CEB: Capacity Building in Adaptation 23.02.2017

Providing advisory services on how to mainstream climate change considerations into development decision-making, including for the achievement of the MDGs in the LDCs and other countries of Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America;

CEB: Operational activities in key sectors and support for adaptation at the local level 23.02.2017

Scaling up sustainable land management in Sub-Saharan Africa within the TerrAfrica framework; Pan-African Land Policy Framework; MENARID umbrella programme for sustainable management of the drylands of the Middle East and North Africa region; decreasing vulnerability to climate variability in African river basins;

CEB: Institutional frameworks 23.02.2017

Development of a Global Climate Change Adaptation Network consisting of a series of selected ground facilities, national and regional centres and an international support group of technical institutions;

CEB: Streamlining and scaling up financial and technological support 23.02.2017

Integrating climate change risks into development planning and programming and UN system country operations; exploring insurance schemes; special emphasis on support for the rural poor in Africa and on reducing vulnerability in Sub-Saharan Africa.

CEB: Enhancing knowledge sharing 23.02.2017

Improving the linkage of climate data to global early warning and early action networks that build capacities in developing countries, provide consequential policy options, and strengthen humanitarian preparedness and response systems.

CEB: Support for national planning for adaptation 23.02.2017

Assistance to Least Developed Countries with National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs); assistance to African countries in launching integrated and comprehensive approaches to adaptation; studies on the socioeconomic and demographic impact of climate change on countries and cities;

CEB: Box 2.8: Addressing the urbanization of poverty 23.02.2017

Achieving the MDGs, particularly the goal of halving poverty by 2015, requires that poverty reduction programmes give more attention to urban areas. According to UN estimates, virtually all population growth expected in the world during 2000-2015 will be concentrated in urban areas, and the urban population will rise from 2.8 billion in 2000 to 3.8 billion in 2015. The global population is expected to increase at an annual rate of less than 1 percent per annum, or 0.84 percent over the next fifteen years.

CEB: Box 2.25: Financing the development goals 23.02.2017

The Financing for Development Office of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs works in full and extensive collaboration with the major stakeholders to prepare analytical reports on the follow-up process to the International Conference on Financing for Development...

CEB: Dr. Jim Yong Kim 23.02.2017

A physician and anthropologist, Dr. Kim has dedicated himself to international development for more than two decades, helping to improve the lives of under-served populations worldwide. Dr. Kim comes to the Bank after serving as President of Dartmouth College, a pre-eminent center of higher education that consistently ranks among the top academic institutions in the United States. Dr. Kim is a co-founder of Partners In Health (PIH) and a former director of the HIV/AIDS Department at the World Health Organization (WHO).

HLCP: Social protection floor 23.02.2017

The aim of this initiative is to advocate for and advise on the provision of a social protection floor and public resource spending in ways that will both kick-start growth and support more inclusive and sustainable social and economic development.

HLCP: Global jobs pact 23.02.2017

The “Global Jobs Pact” initiative aims at focusing the attention of decision-makers on employment measures and decent work as the foundation for long-term recovery. The Initiative highlights that the multiplier effects of investments in employment-intensive areas are higher than those of alternate measures such as tax cuts. T

HLCP: Green Economy Initiative (GEI) 23.02.2017

The Green Economy Initiative (GEI) responds to the development challenges and imbalances in growth strategies that underlie the global financial and economic crisis by motivating policymakers in all countries...

HLCP: Additional financing for the most vulnerable 23.02.2017

The UN System brings together its funding and operational capacities in a coherent and concrete implementation approach to support the implementation of an ambitious and effective framework of action,

CEB: Agreements between Specialized Agencies and the United Nations 23.02.2017

In 1946, ECOSOC tasked the UN Secretary General with establishing a standing committee of administrative officers of the specialized agencies for improved coordination with the UN. This page presents the agreements entered into between the UN and the specialized agencies, which in turn define the membership of the CEB.

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CEB: The World Bank 23.02.2017
HLCP: Facilitating Access to Climate Finance 23.02.2017

To catalyze low-emissions, climate-resilient growth, countries need access to adequate climate finance that simultaneously reduces GHG emissions and promotes poverty reduction. The challenge is to mobilize a variety of resources at scale, while at the same time delivering at sufficient speed along national development priorities.

HLCP: Climate‐Smart Agriculture 23.02.2017

Business‐as‐usual scenarios of population growth and food consumption patterns indicate that agricultural production will need to increase by 70 percent to meet demands by 2050.

CEB: GA Resolution 124(II) - 15 November 1947 23.02.2017
CEB: International cooperation for development 23.02.2017

In translating all above policy responses into development action, development policy in itself has to remain true to the values, commitments and objectives proclaimed internationally throughout the last two decades. The fundamental values and principles of development assistance and international cooperation must be honored and applied. Human rights need to be at the center of development assistance. Consistency across all organizations between the normative and the operational, remain crucial. Convergence of policies between the global, regional and national is key for success.

CEB: Social services, empowerment and protection of people 23.02.2017

Social protection is in urgent need. The economic downturn is already having several implications in the provision of social services and social protection programmes, particularly in developing countries. Fiscal tightness arising from the need for economic stimulus packages to counterbalance the negative effects of financial constraints are already affecting the possibility of weak public structures to face the growing needs for safety nets, and ways of protecting the population from the effects of the major meltdown.

CEB: Environment 23.02.2017

Facing such an acute economic downturn, there is a real risk that governments, business and other economic actors and multilateral agencies sacrifice their commitment to fight climate change and environmental degradation for economic survival and funding more immediate priori ties.

CEB: Employment, production and aggregate demand 23.02.2017

The intertwined impact of the financial turmoil on decreased consumer and business confidence as well as exports, is ultimately a downward spiral typical of a sustained recession, with less spending and less earning both domestically and internationally feeding back into each other, impacting severely on jobs and incomes. .

CEB: Trade 23.02.2017

International trade is being seriously affected by falling income and decreasing demand, in particular in developed countries. Global trade negotiations are stalled and protectionism is looming. Protectionist moves could trigger a retaliatory spiral which could exacerbate the downward cycle. Resisting protectionism and avoiding an aggravation of the current crisis is an imperative today.

CEB: Foreword by the UN Secretary-General 23.02.2017

At the 13th session of the Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC in Bali, Indonesia, we met to initiate an ambitious new phase of international cooperation on climate change in the light of compelling scientific evidence. At that time, I spoke of climate change as the “defining challenge of our time”.

HLCP: CEB Issue Paper: The Global Financial Crisis and its Impact on the Work of the UN System 15.06.2016

At its meeting in Geneva on 26-27 February 2009, the HLCP discussed extensively a preliminary version of this paper, submitted by the Chair, on the basis of a very rich set of contributions by all agencies. The CEB Paris meeting resulted in a robust exchange of views during which CEB members endorsed the course of action proposed by the HLCP and supported the various initiatives for joint action contained in the Issue Paper prepared by the Chair of the HLCP.

HLCP: Acting on Climate Change: The UN Delivering as One 15.06.2016

Under the leadership of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) has initiated a process of aligning its strengths to achieve a coordinated action-oriented approach to the global and multifaceted challenge of climate change. This document brings together information on activities undertaken throughout the United Nations system, including its agencies, funds and programmes, as contributed by the respective entities.

CEB: One United Nations: Catalyst for Progress and Change 15.06.2016

CEB’s contribution to the preparatory process of the 2005 World Summit culminated in the publication of "One United Nations: Catalyst for Progress and Change — How the Millennium Declaration is Changing the Way the United Nations System Works", which was launched at the July 2005 session of the Economic and Social Council and was commended by the President of the Economic and Social Council to the Summit.

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World Bank Multimedia 15.06.2016
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Policy responses to the global financial and economic crisis 15.06.2016

The ILO and the World Bank are launching this first database to examine policy responses to the global financial and economic crisis, and a joint report on early findings.

Direct access: World Bank inventory
UN Inter-Agency Committee for the DESD (IAC) 23.02.2017
Direct access: UN Inter-Agency Committee for the DESD (IAC)
Gender equality data and statistics 15.06.2016

This gender data portal is a one-stop shop for gender information, catering to a wide range of users and providing data from a variety of sources. Data at the country level are organized under six thematic headings, which are aligned to the themes identified by the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics.

Direct access: Gender equality
World Bank News page 23.02.2017
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International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) 23.02.2017
Direct access: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) 23.02.2017
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World Bank Data 15.06.2016

This site is meant to provide all users with improved access to World Bank data and to make that data easy to find and use. The World Bank recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to the development process and central to achieving the Bank’s mission to alleviate poverty. The Bank’s commitment to openness is also driven by a desire to foster public ownership, partnership and participation in development from a wide range of stakeholders. As a knowledge institution, the World Bank’s first step is to share its knowledge freely and openly.

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World Bank on Google+ 23.02.2017
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World Bank Jolis Library Catalogue 23.02.2017
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World Bank: Global Financial Development Report 2013 23.02.2017

Global Financial Development Report 2013 is the first in a new World Bank series. It provides a unique contribution to financial sector policy debates, building on novel data, surveys, research, and wide-ranging country experience, with emphasis on emerging-market and developing economies.

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World Bank : World Development Report on jobs-2013 23.02.2017

The World Development Report 2013 stresses the role of strong private sector led growth in creating jobs and outlines how jobs that do the most for development can spur a virtuous cycle. The report finds that poverty falls as people work their way out of hardship and as jobs empower women to invest more in their children. Efficiency increases as workers get better at what they do, as more productive jobs appear, and as less productive ones disappear. Societies flourish as jobs foster diversity and provide alternatives to conflict.

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HLCP: MDG Gap Task Force 23.02.2017

The MDG Gap Task Force was created by the Secretary-General of the United Nations following the discussion of the Policy Committee on 1 May 2007 (Decision No. 2007/22) to improve monitoring of the global commitments contained in MDG 8, the Global Partnership for Development.

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Climate Finance Options (CFO) Platform 23.02.2017

This Platform aims at providing comprehensive guidance on financial options available for climate action in developing countries.

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Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) 15.06.2016
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International Finance Corporation (IFC) 15.06.2016
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The International Development Association (IDA) 15.06.2016
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World Bank on Flickr 15.06.2016
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World Bank on YouTube 15.06.2016
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World Bank Vacancies 15.06.2016
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World Bank on Facebook 15.06.2016
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World Bank on Twitter 15.06.2016
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CEB: World Bank 15.06.2016
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World Bank Annual Report 20.03.2017

The Annual Report is prepared by the Executive Directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA)--collectively known as the World Bank--in accordance with the by-laws of the two institutions. The President of the IBRD and IDA and the Chairman ...

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CEB: World Bank Group 28.07.2016

Since inception in 1944, the World Bank has expanded from a single institution to a closely associated group of five development institutions.

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UN Inter-Agency Committee for the DESD (IAC) 23.02.2017

The UN Inter-Agency Committee for the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (IAC) seeks to ensure harmonious international coordination of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) within the UN system, to embed the ESD agenda into the work of UN agencies in a coherent and timely manner, and to emphasize the role of ESD and its implications for all forms, levels and settings of education. It is a forum for open-ended collaboration towards the effective implementation of the Decade.

HLCP: HLCP Working Group on Climate Change 23.02.2017

The Working Group on Climate Change was established by HLCP in 2007 with the aim of coordinating system-wide participation in UN climate conferences and to facilitate a coherent approach and joint action of the United Nations system on climate change.

HLCP: UN System Task Team on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda 23.02.2017

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon established a UN System Task Team to coordinate preparations for beyond 2015 and to support the work of the High-level Panel of eminent persons on the post-2015 development agenda that the Secretary-General appointed to advise him on the global development framework beyond 2015, the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). President Yudoyono of Indonesia, President Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and Prime Minister Cameron of the United Kingdom are co-chairs of the 27-member Panel, made up of civil society, private sector and government leaders.

HLCP: United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) 23.02.2017

UNEG was established in January 1984 as the Inter-Agency Working Group on Evaluation (IAWG). It is a professional network that brings together the units responsible for evaluation in the UN system including the specialized agencies, funds, programmes and affiliated organisations. UNEG currently has 45 such members.

HLCP: Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) 23.02.2017

The Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) is a network of Gender Focal Points in United Nations offices, specialized agencies, funds and programmes and is chaired by UN Women. UN Women also serves as the Secretariat for the Network. The Network has played a central role in promoting gender equality throughout the United Nations system and in follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995 and the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly (Beijing +5) in 2000.

HLCP: Global Humanitarian Platform (GHP) 23.02.2017

The GHP is a forum bringing together the three main families of the humanitarian community - NGOs, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and the UN and related international organisations. These families have a shared responsibility in enhancing the effectiveness of humanitarian action.

HLCP: The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) 23.02.2017

The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) is an open global network of representatives from NGOs, UN agencies, donor agencies, governments, academic institutions, schools and affected populations working together to ensure all persons the right to quality and safe education in emergencies and post-crisis recovery.

HLCP: Global Migration Group (GMG) 23.02.2017

The GMG was established by the United Nations Secretary-General in early 2006 in response to a recommendation of the Global Commission on International Migration for the establishment of a high-level inter-institutional group of agencies involved in migration-related activities.

HLCP: MDG Gap Task Force 23.02.2017

The MDG Gap Task Force was created by the Secretary-General of the United Nations following the discussion of the Policy Committee on 1 May 2007 (Decision No. 2007/22) to improve monitoring of the global commitments contained in MDG 8, the Global Partnership for Development.

HLCP: Inter-agency and Expert Group on MDG Indicators 23.02.2017

The Inter-Agency and Expert Group (IAEG) on MDG Indicators includes various Departments within the United Nations Secretariat, a number of UN agencies from within the United Nations system and outside, various government agencies and national statisticians, and other organizations concerned with the development of MDG data at the national and international levels including donors and expert advisers.

HLCP: United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) 23.02.2017

In October 2000, the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), in its Resolution 2000/35 established the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), a subsidiary body with the main objective to promote “… the management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests and to strengthen long-term political commitment to this end…”based on the Rio Declaration, the Forest Principles, Chapter 11 of Agenda 21 and the outcome of the IPF/IFF Processes and other key milestones of international forest policy.

HLCP: UN-Oceans 23.02.2017

UN-Oceans   is   an   inter-agency   mechanism   that   seeks   to   enhance   the coordination, coherence and effectiveness of competent organizations of the United Nations system and the International Seabed Authority, within existing resources, in conformity  with  the  United  Nations  Convention  on  the  Law  of  the  Sea,  the respective competences of each of its participating organizations and the mandates and priorities approved by their respective governing bodies.

HLCP: UN-Energy 23.02.2017

UN-Energy was established to help ensure coherence in the UN system’s multi-disciplinary response to the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) and to ensure the effective engagement of non-UN stakeholders in implementing WSSD energy-related decisions. The Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI), decisions taken at CSD-9, the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21, and Agenda 21 serve as the basis for action on energy.

HLCP: Inter-agency Standing Committee Taskforce on HIV in Humanitarian Situations 23.02.2017

The IASC Taskforce on HIV in Humanitarian Situations was established in March 2007. The Task Force is composed of UN agencies, NGOs consortia, IOM and the IFRC and meets on a quarterly basis. It is co-chaired by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and a rotating representative of the non-UN membership.

CEB: UN System Network on Rural Development and Food Security 23.02.2017

The UN System Network on Rural Development and Food Security is a global partnership approach towards tackling rural development challenges at the country level. Established in 1997 by the UN Administrative Committee on Coordination (today UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination).

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CEB: Dr. Jim Yong Kim 23.02.2017

A physician and anthropologist, Dr. Kim has dedicated himself to international development for more than two decades, helping to improve the lives of under-served populations worldwide. Dr. Kim comes to the Bank after serving as President of Dartmouth College, a pre-eminent center of higher education that consistently ranks among the top academic institutions in the United States. Dr. Kim is a co-founder of Partners In Health (PIH) and a former director of the HIV/AIDS Department at the World Health Organization (WHO).